Wireless networking...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bendy Walker, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Bendy Walker macrumors regular

    Bendy Walker

    Jan 29, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    I have recently switched internet providers, from AOL to TalkTalk. Now, with AOL, my Netgear DG834Gv2 router worked fine: we could plug the ADSL cable into it, and it would transmit a wireless signal, and act a four-port ethernet hub.

    However, since moving to TalkTalk, this hasn't been the case. The internet cuts out frequently, and it's becoming a real pain. Technical support haven't been much help, as all the solutions they have suggested haven't solved the problem. The ADSL modem TalkTalk shipped to us when we bought the package works fine though - there's no connection dropping. This doesn't work for me though, as I have several technologies using the Netgear router as an ethernet hub. With the TalkTalk modem, I can only have one technology connected to the 'net at a time.

    So, my question is: Can I connect my TalkTalk modem to my Netgear router via an ethernet cable and dsitribute the internet connection through the Netgear router, or isn't this possible.

    I know this is sort of a bad explanation, but any suggestions/tips/solutions would be greatly welcome. Thanks.
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    you should be able to connect your NETGEAR router to your modem. The only issue I could see is bandwidth coming from TalkTalk themselves. If you are having a connectivity issue on more than one item connected to the internet sounds to me like a bandwidth issue.

    I have all sorts of things connected to my modem i.e: out of my modem via cat5 cable to my Time Capsule and out of there via cat5 to a Lynksis switch. Everything works great, but I have cable modem provided by cox and the bandwidth is high. averaging around 7Mb down and 5Mb up. From what I see about TalkTalk is that it is Broadband or Dial-Up internet which comes in over your phone line. That can be problematic if there is anything wrong with the line itself or any number of other issues.

    Here is a review site I found.


    Hope this helps.

  3. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    You should be able to connect the modem to your Netgear router. You just have to re-configure the router.

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